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  •  The use of that analogy, any analogy really... (0+ / 0-)

    ...is problematic.  If I had been speaking to, say, an all-Muslim audience, I never would have used such an analogy in the first place.  But to try to make the point among a group of people whose understanding of theological concepts ranges from sophisticated to crude, I have to use something that everyone can understand.

    To take the analogy literally is to lose the point entirely.  This is why Muslims don't use animal imagery or statues in their artwork.  It distracts from our understanding of Allah (swt) and creates the opportunity to create innovations (bida) in our worship that would only lead us astray, like so many other people in other religions have done.

    Muslims and tigers and bears, oh my!

    by JDsg on Mon May 20, 2013 at 12:35:11 AM PDT

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